RENAISSANCEthe revival of art and literature under the influence of classical models in the 14th–16th centuries. The culture and style of art and architecture developed during the Renaissance.
HUMANISMan outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters. Humanist beliefs stress the potential value and goodness of human beings, emphasize common human needs, and seek solely rational ways of solving human problems.
SECULRdenoting attitudes, activities, or other things that have no religious or spiritual basis.
PATRONPatron, The wealth, personal vanity, and new levels of education in society all supported a growing culture of patronage, championed by the princes, or lords of Italian city-states and other wealthy citizens.
PERSPECTIVERENAISSANCE culture fostered a renewed interest in science, math, philosophy, and art. Interestingly, all of these subjects are combined in linear perspective, which uses geometric lines and a vanishing point to give the illusion of depth and space to painting.
VernacularThe Rise of the Vernacular.Renaissance literature refers to European literature that was influenced by the intellectual and cultural tendencies of the Renaissance.